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, a group set up by new york mayor michael bloomberg. over 800 mayors have signed on. [video clip] >> my son. >> my daughter. >> was murdered with a gun. >> it can happen to your child. >> a line has been crossed in newtown. >> demands a plan to reduce gun violence. >> they need to hear your voice in washington. >> we've heard enough from the gun lobby's. >> demands a plan. >> demand a plan to reduce gun violence. host: an ad put up by a group set up by michael bloomberg, who was at an event on monday a johns hopkins and he talked about this issue and he said he wanted president obama to sidestep congress. if you're interested in watching an old thing, go to our website, c-span.org. we covered the two days at johns hopkins university about gun- control. we're asking all of you this morning, do you support the president taking executive action on gun-control measures? we want to get your thoughts. we will keep going for about 15 more minutes. some other news as well, here is the state newspaper this morning, courtesy of the newseum. it says former governor mark sanford is planning a return to
gun violence in america, including martin o'malley, the governor of maryland, and michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city, co-chair of the mayor's against illegal guns coalition. that is at 9:00 a.m. on c-span 2. now we are going to the democratic line, murray, from brooklyn, n.y. caller: good morning. the last two comments that you read and the vice-president _ my point. we need to look at individual -- underscore my point. we need to look at individual responsibility and gun violence. people who feel they have the right to own guns or published media to -- which shows violence have a firm foundation, but the but -- but the foundation that they cannot stand on is that we must consume this type of material. individual responsibility means do not buy it. if we do not buy it, do not patronize it, it goes out of business. it does not come to a matter of the right to have certain types of media. if we as a consumer do not buy, do not consume, do not patronize this type of media, these type of outlets will of course either have to take their business in another direction or go out of b
steps can be taken to protect kids in school without undermining the second amendment. michael bloomberg speaking earlier says a new nra web video that labels president obama and in the is a hypocrite is dump pr. the narrator asks why president obama is skeptical about putting armed security guards in schools when his kids are protected by armed guards. the head of the national rifle association says his organization has no problem with tighter background checks. too much emphasis is being placed on banning certain firearms in response to last month's elementary school massacre in connecticut. more attention should be paid to fixing the country's mental health system. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> he had been talking about this dream he had. he had talked about it for years, the american dream and that it had become his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before and he had talked about "i have a dream" and that america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that
in the district for 43 years. host: michael bloomberg, you got a little help from him. guest: unintended help. i do not know mr. bloomberg. he came in six days before the election. the trajectory was going up. he gave me a larger margin. host: $3 million dumped into that race because of the issue of gun control. what is your record on gun- control? host: i believe in the second amendment. my husband is a former police officer, served for 25 1/2 years in the los angeles police department. we have guns in the house. i do not believe in assault weapons. i often ask my husband, what do you think is the issue here? sometimes i listen to his advice. california had an open to carry legislation last year or the year before. i felt concerned about the safety of the citizen that was carrying a concealed weapon on their person. we certainly did not want the police officer to should a citizen who thought they were doing what they could, that they could do that, and so i did not think it was wise. host: what about your thinking on having a security officer at every school? guest: i do not think we could affo
chairman, paul volcker a, a former federal chairman, michael bloomberg, mayor of new york, david walker, former head of the gao, warren buffett -- host: tell us what you are concerned about that? caller: because that is the white elephants. this is the challenge i have for you, congressman, and for c- span. every financial person that comes on, ask them a simple question -- where would our country be today had we adopted the simpson-bowles report? we would not be in the mess we are in. the people that are on the hill that are passing all these bills would be in check. guest: for me it is simple. i would vote for simpson-bowles to better the country would be in a better position if we had adopted simpson-bowles. that is the direct answer to your question. i think mr. simpson-bowles and alan simpson are american heroes. and given a very important job. the president to sign them with a task of looking at the challenges we face as a country fiscally. he instructed them -- and this show great vision by the president -- instructed them to put together a bipartisan group of thoughtful people w
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